News Definitors Archivi - DISCALCED CARMELITES

8 April 2021


The meeting of the assembly of the Conference of the Major Superiors of the african francophone zone took place in Abidjan from 24 to 29 January 2021. The following were present: Fr Daniel Ehigie (Definitor), Fr Jerome Paluku (Secretary for the Mi...

2 March 2021

Fr Francisco Javier Jaramillo has died

On February 24, Fr. Francisco Javier Jaramillo died in our monastery in Manrique (Medellin, Colombia). He was a member of our Colombian Province of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus. Born on the 5th of December 1939, on the same date of ...

23 December 2020

Merry Christmas from the Generalate

Dear brothers, the particular circumstances that our Community has been experiencing have prevented us from printing and sending the usual greetings card. However, we have prepared a digital version, with a s...

12 December 2020

Return to normality

On December the 3rd, the feast of Saint Francis Xavier, we received exceptionally good news in the General Curia: molecular tests for the detection of coronavirus gave a negative result. Thus, was overcome the COVID-19 contagious situat...

8 November 2020


Our communities of brothers and sisters have not been left out of the pandemic affecting all of humanity. Right from the beginning we have tried to accompany and help those closest to us in various ways and joining the pope and the Church in praye...

22 October 2020

News from the Teresianum

Recently, on the 18th of September, the Theological Faculty and the Teresianum Pontifical Institute of Spirituality presented to the public, in the Aula Magna, the products of the Raybotics brand that have been acquired by the Curia Gen...

10 June 2020

Definitory Meeting

On June 1, the General Definitory began its quarterly meeting. A hallmark of this meeting is the confinement of the Superior General and Definitors in the General House in Rome since the last meeting in March. Logically, there have been no visits ...

26 April 2020

General Definitory

The Father General as well as the Definitors are in Rome in the Generalate, according to the norms established by the Italian government in response to the crisis generated by COVID-19 which affects practically the entire world. From there,...

18 March 2020


From the General Curia itself we want, first of all, to thank you for all the signs of closeness and concern that are coming to us these days. Thank God, maintaining the isolation recommended by the Italian government, the situation of the ...

9 February 2020

Materials for reflection

In order to encourage and assist the Discalced Carmelite communities in reflecting on the Declaration on our Charism, the Order’s Secretariat for Information has prepared a series of audio-visual materials. The project has been approved and coor...

23 January 2020

News from the Definitory meeting

Since the first part of January, Fr. Saverio Cannistrà, Superior General, is conducting the pastoral visit to the Caribbean Commissariat which will conclude with the celebration of the Commissariat Chapter. Fr. P. Agustí Borrell, Vicar Ge...

24 December 2019

Merry Christmas

Who can make me happier than God? In Him I find everything (S. Teresa de Los Andes). Merry Christmas! fr. Saverio Cannistrà, General S...

19 December 2019

News about Fr General

Fr Saverio Cannistrà, our General, took part in the ordinary meeting of the Union of Superiors General, held at Ariccia, Rome, Italy, between the 27th and 29...

8 December 2019

Study of the Declaration on our Charism

As reported in the Definitory’s September letter (11/09/19), within the context of the process of rereading our laws initiated after the Avila Chapter (2015) and taking into account what was approved by the Goa...

22 November 2019

Our Definitors in Latin America

Fr. Javier Mena, OCD, participated in the “Santa Teresa de los Andes and the Family Spirituality” Congress that took place in the city of Guatemala this past November from the 6th...